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Victory for young chef Joseph in county competition

17 Feb 2017
Victory for young chef Joseph in county competition

New College Telford student Joseph Little will be showcasing his skills at a top regional cookery competition after being crowned joint winner of the local final.

The 17-year-old triumphed in the Rotary District Young Chef final at Shrewsbury College, and goes forward to compete in the regional final next month in Rugby.

Each of the 10 competitors in the regional final had to plan and prepare, cook and serve, a healthy two-course meal including a main course and a dessert costing no more than £10 in total for the ingredients.

The idea of the competition, which is open to young people aged 12 to 17, helps them to demonstrate their culinary skills in the two course meal for two people.

The competitors came from Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Ironbridge, Wellington, Brownhills, Brewood, Leek and Dudley.

Joseph, who was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Wellington, said he was delighted with his victory. “I am looking forward to yet another opportunity to display my culinary skills in this prestigious Rotary competition.”

The competition covered the Rotary district which includes Staffordshire, Shropshire and parts of the West Midlands

Picture: Judging under way at the young chef final in Shrewsbury, where Joseph was crowned joint winner.